Argos’ use of mobile to bridge the gap between store and digital takes it to £1bn annual m-commerce sales

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Enabling shoppers to move between sales channels, using mobile devices as a bridge between the store and online has helped Argos to a record £1bn in m-commerce sales. The retailer, judged an Elite retailer both in Internet Retailing’s wider IRUK 500 research and specifically in the mobile and cross-channel performance (more…)

Amazon and Apple both report double digit sales growth as well as profits

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Amazon and Apple this week both reported profits in the latest quarter of their financial years. Amazon, which is the UK’s leading online retailer and an Elite member of the <a href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-reportsother, reported net sales of $23.18bn (£14.97bn) in its second quarter, to June 30, 20% more than the $19.34bn (more…)

Dixons Carphone unveils pre-tax profits up by 21% after first year as merged business

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Dixons Carphone today announced full-year pre-tax profits of £381m, 21% up on the previous year, as it reported on its first full financial year since the multichannel electricals-to-communications retailer was formed through the merger of Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse. The pan-European company, which in the UK trades as PC (more…)

Dunelm hires multichannel veteran to CEO role as it looks to ‘accelerate digital plans’

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Dunelm today announced its next chief executive would be a multichannel veteran capable of helping it to achieve its digital ambitions of becoming the UK’s “best multichannel homewares business”. John Browett, whose experience includes stints as chief executive of Tesco.com, of Dixons Retail, and of Monsoon, joins the homeware retailer’s (more…)